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Obscenity And Internet Essay

- The Wex Legal Dictionary describes the term obscenity as “lewd, filthy, or disgusting words or pictures,” speech that is not protected by the First Amendment (CIT1). Another way one could define this term is words, images, or actions that “offend the sexual morality of its viewers (CIT2).” It is perhaps unsurprising that, in the vast expanse of today’s Internet, where anyone in the world can upload whatever they please, words and images that fall under this category are quite common. Also unsurprising is the fact that there has been more than one court case involving this subject....   [tags: Obscenity, Obscenity law]

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The Banning Of Books On The Grounds Of Obscenity

- The banning of books on the grounds of obscenity was not an uncommon practice. Countless works of literature were banned for having mention of sexually explicit language or a sexual act, even though the work as a whole did not intend to serve this purpose. Disagreements arose from this premise and there was a lack of clarity as to what dictated obscenity and who decided what is suitable for the public to read. Other legal matters such as the rights protected under the First Amendment were questioned....   [tags: Allen Ginsberg, Howl, Beat Generation, Obscenity]

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The Supreme Court Standard of Obscenity Evolution since 1950

- ... He argued that this term did not have a specific meaning and it could take any shape based on circumstances. Pornographic material was another matter that was quite a debate in this case. Such a material became a debate as some argued that it may have an impact depending on the type of people it reached. Such a material was supposed to draw a distinction to show the varying nature of ideological or hardcore pornography. In this case there was a need for observing the moral values and doing things that are right and desirable to people in the community....   [tags: legal understandings, obscenity and usage]

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various forms of obscenity

- In order to narrow down the focus of my research, this paper will briefly discuss what is considered obscene and the different ways in which obscenity will manifest itself. Obscenity law aims at punishment for thoughts provoked or preventing the formation of certain thoughts, typically, erotic ones in the minds of willing viewers but not for overt acts, nor for antisocial conduct. Although the United States Constitution protects the freedom of speech, the First Amendment was not intended to protect every utterance....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Obscenity in Rochester's Work

- Obscenity in Rochester's Work "Rage at last confirms me impotent" (Rochester). How far is obscenity in Rochester's work motivated by disquiet with the world at large, and how successful is Rochester's ribaldry in fulfilling its satiric purpose. Rochester's poetry has been denounced by many as obscene and immoral. Samuel Johnson condemned his work and said that he lived and wrote "with an avowed contempt of decency and order, a total disregard to every moral, and a resolute denial of every religious observation." However, he is not without his admirers....   [tags: Papers]

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Post-Modern Art and Obscenity

- I am an artist. That is not a disclaimer or a boast; it is a statement of position. I believe in the undeniable importance of art and the futility of censorship. I also believe that art is one of the best indicators of the mood of a culture. Scholars, doctors, therapists, and lawyers can attempt to explain us to ourselves, but their testimony, while useful, will almost always be dry and lacking in emotional depth. I am proud to write in defense of a group that predates and outlasts all other professional analysts of the human condition-creators of art....   [tags: Art Religion Papers]

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Racism, Obscenity and Society in "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain

- Racism, obscenity, and the level of society make up a large portion of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Mark Twain’s book is a well-known classic. However, he includes topics and dialogue that has caused tremendous conflict and controversy. In schools across the country, Huck Finn is already being taken off shelves due to its inappropriate nature. Many people believe that Huck Finn should be banned because of the insulting words and quotes displayed in the book. Mark Twain has been critically accused of being a “racist writer.” His writings have been extremely insulting towards colored people....   [tags: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain, racism]

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Irving Kristol's Pornograpy, Obscenity, and hte Case for Censorship

- Irving Kristol's Pornograpy, Obscenity, and hte Case for Censorship After reading Irving Kristol’s essay called Pornography, Obscenity, and the Case for Censorship, we found positive and negative examples concluding his research. Kristol makes major claims throughout the course of his essay. A few examples of these major claims are in paragraphs [7-9] when he uses a story about an old man in a hospital ward, dying an agonizing death. The old man loses control of his bowels, and they empty themselves on him....   [tags: Critique Kristol Essays]

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Censorship In Society

- Censorship changes depending on the society around it, but everyone has experienced some form of censorship. I read multiple educational journals from different perspectives to give a balanced view of this topic. Censorship is a dynamic that evolves based around its society. I’m going to focus on what censorship is and two specific forms of censorship today, artistic and internet censorship. To start this topic we must discuss what censorship is. Censorship is defined by Funk & Wagnalls as control over topics or contents seen as obscene....   [tags: Obscenity, Censorship]

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Murder Videos on Media Platforms and Their Consequences

- ... Thus, Cossman is arguing that the courts are using an outdated perspective when charging Marek with "corrupting morals." Cossman provides another example of a similar case of Remy Couture who uploaded content similar to Marek's on his website. Despite this, Couture was acquitted because he argued that the "images didn't cause harm, [because] they were artistic expression." Therefore, Cossman argues, the courts must handle such cases based on contemporary perspectives that focus on harm, and not morality....   [tags: moral, obscenity, freedom]

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